I'm curled up under blankets typing this to you: my readers. This letter is long over due and my heart is literally bursting at the seams as I type this. If you were here, we'd be snuggled up on the couch, drinking coffee, sharing our stories. But, since the internet world is what connects us, … Continue reading An open letter to my readers
I’m not a huge Proverbs reader. Just gonna be honest about that. (Probably should be. It is the book on wisdom after all. Sheesh) REGARDLESS, I was thumbing through it today and happened upon this verse: through love and faithfulness, sin is atoned for….(Prov 16:6) Years ago, I would’ve read that through the Jesus lens … Continue reading When relationships hurt
I had A DAY. Like, one of those days where EVERYTHING IN FREAKING THE UNIVERSE THAT COULD GO WRONG, DOES. Yeah. It sucked. It was a day where my heart ached so deep, that I didn’t know if I could bear the weight of it. A day where old wounds mixed with new ones, served … Continue reading We have permission to FEEL.
No matter how perfect we appear on the outside, no matter how put together our lives seem – we all are helplessly living imperfect lives. GOOD LORD IS THIS TRUE. None of us are what we wish we were. None of our stories are only written with highlighted, proud, happy chapters. All of us carry … Continue reading Let shame die already.
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the value of relationships… Inevitably, the value you place inside relationships speaks greatly to the value you place on yourself (I may be eating a lot of cake right now as I type this. Don't judge. Sensitive topic people) There is this verse that says something to the … Continue reading The uninvested friend
Love is tricky business. Funny thing is, it’s supposedly the very thing that our faith is built on. This entire Christian thing is summed up in love. At least it’s supposed to be. But, this world has distorted our view of love. It’s distorted mine. The other day, God and I were having a rather … Continue reading My war against independence
Many things that God shows me and teaches me, I don't openly share. I hold them close - just for me. Today, I thought was one of those times...but when we were done, he told me to share it with you. It's no secret that I have a difficult time lining up scripture with the … Continue reading The counterfeit church
When I first started this blog, I promised to keep it honest. I vowed that I would be real and transparent about the ins and outs of what goes on in my head on this journey of being a Jesus follower. Today, I’m going to be super real with you. You’re getting an intense look … Continue reading The days leaders don’t talk about
I receive lots of emails from people who love the idea of following Jesus and being a light to their surroundings. But, so many are paralyzed by a common theme: they are deeply wounded from experiences inside church. For some of you, this is shocking. You’re like, what's wrong with church? Mine is great! Sadly, … Continue reading If you’ve been hurt by the church…
First of all, it’s been a bit since I’ve written anything here. Let me say, we just moved. IT’S BEEN A LITTLE CRAY CRAY. MOMMA IS LOOSING HER MIND. In the midst of all of my crazy I’ve started to write my next book (because I’m a freaking lunatic). It’s a killer. And I say … Continue reading Fighting for deep, intimate friendship